Early Pentecostals on Nonviolence and Social Justice
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This edited collection brings together texts that illustrate how a significant number of early Pentecostals criticized instances of institutionalized violence and reflected on various themes surrounding social justice that are still familiar to twenty-first-century readers. These texts were often controversial, some of their assumptions are problematic and rather reactionary, but in the main they provoke necessary reflections for contemporary Christian communities. Presented together, they also constitute a valuable resource for those wishing to study the many writings of early Pentecostal on nonviolence."
--Alexandre Christoyannopoulos, author of Christian Anarchism
"This timely witness to nonviolent peacemaking is a most welcome resource when violence is everywhere around us and 'terror is on every side.' This wide selection of testimony speaks urgently against the long-standing and current illusion of US morality in international affairs. The editors have patiently sorted out valuable and often forgotten voices of courageous truth-telling, not least Frank Bartleman. This choir of witnesses has an immediacy and practicality for our time and place in our season of faith."
--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
"When you think of Christians committed to peace and social justice, Pentecostals may not be the first folks who come to mind. But this book is about to blow your mind and shatter your stereotypes. These authors are Pentecostal insiders, and they know their history. Here is a book that shows that not only are peace and social justice compatible with Pentecostalism, they are inseparable from it."